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Readdle Announces Strategic Partnership with SourceNext

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Readdle Inc., the leading mobile productivity software developer has announced a strategic partnership with SourceNext Corporation, a Japanese software publisher.

The contract was officially signed by both parties on January 20th, 2017, and formed a business alliance between the two companies. Readdle has localized its flagship offering, PDF Expert for Mac, an award-winning PDF editor for Apple’s Mac computers, and is thrilled that SourceNext will market and distribute it across Japan.

“Japan is a huge new market for us, and we celebrate the collaboration of our expertise in creating powerful software with the marketing and distribution efforts of SourceNext for our mutual goal — to bring new business opportunities to both parties” – says Denys Zhadanov, VP of Marketing at Readdle. “This is the first step in a long lasting relationship with a leading Japanese publisher, and we hope that it will include collaboration across all the platforms and various mobile products that we already have.”

PDF Expert for Mac, the most popular PDF editing software for Mac, has been awarded the “App of the Year 2015” from the Mac App Store. Over 150.000 people use it on the Mac, and it has been downloaded by over 5 million people on iPhones and iPads. PDF Expert provides amazing tools to read and annotate PDFs, edit, fill out and sign PDF forms. It is used by professionals across multiple industries.

According to the agreement, SourceNext, the company behind the huge success of Dropbox, Evernote, ABBYY, Warner Brothers and many more on the Japanese market, will distribute Readdle’s product, PDF Expert for Mac, in Japan.

About Readdle Inc: Readdle is the leading mobile productivity app maker, such as Spark (email), Calendars, Documents (file manager), and PDF Expert. Over 65 million people have downloaded Readdle apps to be more productive. The company is 9 years old and completely self-reliant. It has won numerous awards and trust from the public. Readdle’s products are featured as “Best of the App Store”, “App of the Year” and have been awarded highest ratings by leading tech publications and users of the App Store.

Contact-Details:
Readdle
795 Folsom St.
+1 888-300-4125

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$25,000 prize for startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest: Synergy Tech Startup Contest announces an event for innovative companies

Seattle, Washington, 2017-Feb-12 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Synergy Tech Startup Contest for Startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest has been initiated and applications are open from February 9th. Finals will be held live from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on April 5, 2017, in SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave Suite 700, Seattle. The contest is designed to offer a unique Synergy experience: the winner will receive $25,000 in software development services to take their project to the next level. Additional prizes will also be offered by legal and technology sponsors in support of emerging companies. The application form, details about the judges, the agenda, and other information can be found here: http://synergycontest.com/.

The event has been created for tech startups by tech specialists. This is our way of supporting and rewarding groundbreaking technical startup businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest, as well as promoting the benefits of global collaboration and the remote team model.

The entry requirements: the applicant must be a startup from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest with an innovative tech product. The applicant should have a viable business plan that can be accelerated through access to high quality development resources. The applicant must have a mature marketing strategy and have raised initial funding. The applications must be submitted by March 9, 2017 here: http://synergycontest.com/application-form/

“We’re experienced in global collaboration and would like to share all its benefits with emerging businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest,” says Jeff Bianco, president and founder of Dev-Pro.net, co-founder and judge of the Synergy Tech Startup Contest. “We’re inviting applicants to join in, and plan to select six high-potential startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest to compete for the grand prize, which is $25,000 in software development services. We’re committed to supporting the winner in developing their startup with the help of a team of professionals who offer exactly the right set of technical skills to boost their project.”

Our Synergy formula is simple: pitch in front of influential judges and a live audience, become number one, and take your startup to the next level. All finalists will receive valuable feedback from expert judges, one or more additional exclusive prizes provided by partners, and the opportunity to cooperate with one of the contest partners. All eligible applicants from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest will increase the visibility of their products or services by presenting their work on the contest website.

About The Synergy Tech Startup Contest:
The Synergy Tech Startup Contest is a startup pitch competition held in six US cities, where innovative companies with revolutionary solutions have a chance to win valuable prizes and accelerate their product development.

About Dev-Pro.net:
Dev-Pro.net was founded by successful entrepreneur, Jeff Bianco, in September 2011. The long history, vast experience, and in-depth understanding of the technology domain are the foundation of our company’s success in servicing technology companies and digital agencies.

Contact-Details:

Ievgeniia Prytula
Email: info@synergycontest.com
Phone: 1-310-362-0206

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Web & Mobile Accelerator program seeks startups that can make use of AI, blockchain technology and sensors

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry, including experienced mentors, successful founders, and investors.

Program Director Rutger van Waveren remarks, “When considering founders for the Accelerator, we look for a great team with a well built product that focuses on a problem worth solving. In particular, this year we’re looking for startups who are working to solve big problems under the banner of technology that lets us live meaningful lives: sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, making education better, and tools that make software development more efficient and accessible. We’re also interested in ideas to enable the company of the future such as tools that make companies more effective and efficient, creating better logistics systems, 3D printing and computer security. Teams should be able to make use of the latest technologies such as AI, blockchain technology and sensors.”

WEB & MOBILE ALUMNI
Rockstart Web & Mobile startups like 3D Hubs, Peerby, Wercker, Deskbookers and many more have created successful businesses across a variety of B2C and B2B categories. 2016 graduates include Otly!, a bank for kids and their parents and winner of the UberPitch award, which led to funding by Uber. TIQ, a time-tracking solution for the enterprise, won the Exact Software Emerging App of the Year award and was mentioned by the Financieele Dagblad and Lawyer magazine as one of the best startups in the area of legal tech. Surance helps people get more out of their savings by making professional asset management easy and accessible for everybody. Two leading financial institutions have chosen Surance as their exclusive provider for robo-advice technology. To learn more about all the alumni of the Web & Mobile program, please check our website.

HOW TO APPLY
Rockstart’s 2017 Web & Mobile Accelerator will be accepting applications until January 15, 2017 and the program begins March 1, 2017 in the center of Amsterdam. For more information, please take a look at our stats.

Apply now!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

 

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Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Software News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Contact-Details:
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Olga Potonya
olga.potonya@promwad.com
+370 (5) 214 12 44 ex.227

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Nexus Repository the only repository manager with free support for Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, Docker, PyPI, RubyGems

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Fulton, MD, 19-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today introduced the latest version of Nexus Repository Pro. The 3.2 version of Nexus Repository Pro will include built-in support for active-active high availability configurations and enhanced security and license analysis for open source components. Sonatype has also expanded Nexus Repository’s free, universal component support to include PyPI and RubyGems.

The new features of Nexus Repository Pro will be demonstrated at Jenkins World (Sept 14 – 15) and JavaOne (Sept 18 – 22). The product is currently being tested in private beta and will be commercially available in Q4 2016.

With over 100,000 active installations, Sonatype’s Nexus Repository Pro now offers expanded capabilities including:

  • High-availability which is uniquely affordable, rapidly configured, and easily managed
  • Universal support for all popular component formats
  • Precise component intelligence for repositories and applications

“We are excited to offer high-availability with the latest version of our Nexus Repository Pro to ensure that companies can achieve their continuous delivery goals,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Our customers will be able to seamlessly integrate high-availability into their existing production environments with this sophisticated, yet cost-effective offering that minimizes downtime and improves reliability. When coupled with our precise component intelligence and ever-expanding component support, Nexus Repository Pro makes building and releasing the best software easy.”

Meeting continuous delivery needs through high availability
Active-active high availability is a requirement for organizations seeking 99.999% up-time across their Continuous Delivery and DevOps toolchains. The latest version of Nexus Repository Pro supports the active-active high availability ensuring that if one server goes down, the other will continue running without interruption. The high availability feature is built into Nexus Repository Pro 3.2 and is remarkably easy to configure. Pricing starts at $1200 per year.

Expanding component support to PyPI and RubyGems
Nexus Repository is the only repository manager to offer free support for the world’s most popular component-based development languages including Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, and Docker, and now PyPI and RubyGems.

Providing precise component intelligence
Everyday, Nexus Repository customers evaluate the quality and security of millions of open source and third-party components across 70,000 repositories using Repository Health Check (RHC). RHC provides intelligence about the components, including license types, known security vulnerabilities, and other data such as relative usage popularity and age. This feature of Nexus Repository 2.x is now being made freely available to Nexus Repository 3.2 users.

Sonatype has now integrated the ability to perform a detailed analysis of the components and applications in Nexus Repository. Application Health Check (AHC) will enable Nexus Repository users to quickly evaluate components used in the applications. According to the 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain Report, 1 in 15 components used in applications includes a known security vulnerability. More advanced policy-based analysis of applications is available from Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle and Nexus Auditor solutions.

Upgrading Nexus Repository 2.x to 3.x
Starting with the release of Nexus Repository 3.1, Sonatype has included a seamless upgrade path for customers who are currently using Nexus Repository 2.14. Built-in upgrade tooling and documentation provide the current installed base an easy way to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features, including support for private Docker registries, high-availability, repository health check and universal component support.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Pipemetrics taps into the emerging market trend for higher quality Windows software

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Overwhelmingly positive user response confirms strong demand for well-crafted Windows software.

 

Pipemetrics (http://www.pipemetrics.com) marked the first year on the market of its flagship product Bvckup 2 (http://bvckup2.com/) by announcing that an analysis of user engagement data shows substantial and growing demand from Windows users for higher quality standards.

Windows has been traditionally associated with software that focused on the technical elements first and the user experience second.

Founded in 2012, Pipemetrics was set up with an altogether different take on Windows software. By marrying industrial system engineering with nuanced visual and interactive design, the company develops software that is as lean and powerful as it is beautiful.

This month marks the first anniversary of the release of Bvckup 2 – the first embodiment of company’s design principles. A simple, single-purpose, yet sophisticated and performant local backup software for Windows.

“When we launched Bvckup 2 we wondered whether our high-end engineering philosophy would be accepted by users,” explained company’s founder, Alexandre Pankratov. “After all it’s not uncommon for Windows software to compete on how many things a product does rather on how well it does them. After the release, we were very pleased with the positive reviews in the media, but what completely caught us off guard was the avalanche of compliments received from actual users.”

Conceived for professional, enterprise and advanced home users, the functional power of Bvckup 2 is harnessed through a precise and intuitive interface to deliver a robust user experience.

“This overwhelmingly positive reaction shows that a growing number of Windows users recognize and look for software polish as a feature in its own right. Windows users’ expectations are changing; simply having lots of options is no longer enough.”

Sample of user feedback*
“Bvckup 2 is one of the best pieces of software I’ve used in the last 35 years. Does what you said; solves my problem; Fast.” Michael Fuller

“A truly beautiful, precise and well-executed piece of software.” Riyad Kalla

“Simple, minimalistic, yet so powerful.” Ivan Kolevski

Product information:
Bvckup 2 (pronounced “Backup 2”) is a mirroring data backup software for Windows. Select a pair of directories and the app will make sure that one stays an exact copy of the other. It is light, uncomplicated and includes a comprehensive array of supporting features. It is also incredibly fast.

Company information:
Pipemetrics SA is a Swiss company founded by Alexandre Pankratov, formerly of the Hamachi VPN project, acquired by LogMeIn after growing to 3 million users in 18 months. The company draws extensively from his experience combining advanced engineering and interface design to produce simpler software for complex tasks.

*Quotes used with permission.

Contact-Details:
David Akwue-Terraz
Pipemetrics SA
38, rue de Petite Chene
1003, Lausanne
Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 588 05 58
Email: press@pipemetrics.com
Website: pipemetrics.com/press

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Focusky Presentation Software Hits 132K Free Downloads

Hong Kong, China, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Focusky Presentation Maker, a flagship product of Focusky Software Co. Ltd., soars in popularity in the last few weeks. According to recent statistic, the latest free presentation software has already been downloaded a whopping 132,000 times.

The number counts downloads both for Windows and Mac OS based computers. Needless to say, it shows the demand of a good and effective digital presentation product in the market. Jason, CEO-Founder of Focusky Software Co. Ltd. says, “We are glad to report the numbers since we feel our dedicated effort toward creating a proper business presentation platform has finally paid off. What’s more – our customers like it! Focusky team is inspired and we are already planning to add more and more useful features in the coming times.”

Focusky is a digital presentation and animated video making software platform, whereby one can create presentations from PowerPoint and Flash. It comes with an improved zoom and pan effect that gives you the feel of watching an animated movie, and is graphically appealing like a mind map. One can add a variety of rich media including audio, video and images to the presentation. What makes it even better is the availability of animation features that can be customized and added to one’s presentation as and when needed. Coming with over 100 general and 30 themed templates, Jason says, “Anyone, without technical experience, can create an eye-catching presentation from scratch.”

Since it is global software, it comes with multiple language formats and can be extracted into a number of popular output options SWF, XML, HTML, EXE, APP, ZIP and video. For the SEO experts, this is a suitable platform since the text version serves search-engine friendly web-pages for better optimization.

The superior quality, the user-friendliness and the cost-effectiveness of Focusky has definitely caught people’s attention worldwide. For the digital users who regularly need to prepare presentations and animated videos, this might be a great solution to their problem.

About Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Focusky Software Co. Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a world leading provider of digital presentation software, focused on the research and development of our outstanding range of private and professional software for users around the world. For more information, please click Focusky presentation.
Contact Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Focusky Free Online Presentation Maker Now Offers Cloud-based Service

HONG KONG, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Focusky, the new online cloud service, offers a variety of tools for professional presentation creation, setting it light-years ahead of other services. Individuals and businesses can now design, convert, and publish entire presentations online for free with the free online presentation maker.

Offering a wide array of helpful tools and information, Focusky free online presentation maker makes it easy for members to accomplish any of the following tasks :

•  Create an appealing, interactive homepage.

•  Make next presentation stand above the rest.

•  Collaborate with co-workers from the cloud.

•  Showcase attractive presentations and slideshows.

•  Seamlessly share SEO friendly content.

•  Much, much more!

A basic Fucosky membership is free and comes with 100 GB of cloud storage for one user to create presentations online with access to tools like search engine optimization and customizable templates. A professional membership starts at just $4 a month and includes unlimited cloud storage for up to three users to create and publish presentations both through the desktop app or online, the ability to publish ZIP, EXE, and APP formats, video presentations, and many more features more. See a side-by-side comparison here.

“The Focusky online cloud service is very convenient for businesses and individual users.” s ays Focusky president, Jason Chen. “ They don’t have to upload the presentation to their own servers. They can just use Focusky and embed the HTML presentation into their own web page by using simple codes. If one needs more professional animation editing features, he or she can download the desktop client for free.”

The software is available for both PC and Mac and comes with a variety of useful project building and editing features out of the box. Working with Focusky’s user-friendly interface to upload audio, video, and photos into interactive presentations is breeze.

Over 50,000 companies are already using Focusky for their next presentation including Dell, Time Warner Cable, Pepsico and many more. Focusky’s service is excellent for marketing, web design, and anyone who wants to create content that stands above the rest.

Sign up for a free Focusky membership or see everything that comes with a premium account here.

 

PR contact:

Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729

Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.

In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it’s a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.

Here are some examples:
1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0);
2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card);
3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);

“You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock,” said Gu.

That’s the problem Sesame is trying to solve.

Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.

“Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast,” said Gu.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Cutting Optimization Software CutGLib Introduced New Options to Control Layout Sizes and Reduce Sheet Rotation Operations

Kitchener, ON, Canada, April 20, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Cutting sheets of wood, metal or glass is a common, everyday activity for many industrial, manufacturing and construction companies. Material waste always accompanies this cutting, and the amount of waste strongly depends on the cutting order. Finding a way to produce less waste and use fewer sheets is not a trivial task for a person, but can be done on a computer.

Optimalon Software Ltd has developed CutGLib, a simple, high-performance software solution that performs guillotine cutting optimization and finds the best way to cut rectangular stock sheets. It is a mathematical engine poised to be used by software developers for new or existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. CutGLib has been successfully used with Microsoft Dynamics ERP for linear (1D) and rectangular (2D) cutting purposes.

Version 2 of CutGLIb introduces a new feature for production shops that do not use CNC machines and perform all cutting operations manually. Guillotine cutting requires all cutting operations to be performed in a strict order, which in turn requires rotation of the sheets by 90 degrees for the next cuts.

CutGLib now provides an option “MinimizeSheetRotation” that modifies cutting sequences and effectively minimizes the number of rotation operations. Optimalon Software test cases showed reduction of rotations from 5-6 to 2-3 per sheet. That results in more than 50 percent reduction of the manual job for the cutting operator.

The cutting layout of the last used stock sheet has also been improved. CutGLib minimize the total area of the last sheet and produces more usable waste parts for future jobs. It also minimizes the total cutting length, thus reducing tool wear.

CutGLib has been providing layout minimization functionality that is very important for wood cutting, allowing the operator to load several sheets into the cutting machine and process them at once. This new version introduces an option “MaxLayoutSize” to define the maximum number of sheets allowed in one layout. This function is critical when the cutting machine’s hardware limits the number of sheets it can process simultaneously.

CutGLib comes with detailed documentation and several test applications for different programming languages (C#, C++, VB.Net and Delphi). It is available freely to anybody without a registration on Optimalon Software’s website.

http://www.optimalon.com/cutting_optimization_library.htm

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Stanford Student Entrepreneur Raised $800K on Kickstarter

Palo Alto, CA, April 02, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Stanford student Jerming Gu, founder of CANDY HOUSE Inc., raised more than $800,000 dollars after his product launch on Kickstarter. Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – reached its funding goal in nine hours when first introduced. Currently, nearly 5,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Gu is a mechanical engineering master candidate from Stanford University. Originally from Taiwan, Gu is someone who usually thinks outside the box. Disruptor, troublemaker, entrepreneur, as he calls himself.

“There has got to be smarter ways to live our life,” Gu said.

Gu said he got the idea for smart lock due to his experience living in Asia where technology is relatively less developed.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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FlipHTML5 Highly Recommends Flip Book Maker to Governments Going Digital

Hong Kong, March 30, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — FlipHTML5 has recently taken the initiative to show governments how beneficial flip book maker software can be to streamline their public announcements, content creation efforts, documents, and delivery methods in their daily operations. Citizens want excellent services in all localities, and digitalization guarantees that citizen services will be greatly enhanced in the “information era” that the world is currently in. As more and more governments make the move to go digital, they will need strong solutions to make their content delivery approaches efficient and secure. FlipHTML5 not only helps digitalized governments to create great content, it helps them too effectively and securely deliver the content across many channels simultaneously as well. Security is a high priority to every government since so many regulations are in place, so FlipHTML5 is the perfect cost-effective solution for governments on local, state, and national levels.

The benefits of governments using FlipHTML5 are numerous. They will be able to convert their announcements, reports, and other important documents into stunning HTML5 flipbooks with ease. Users will have the ability to covert PDF documents, Word documents, and other document types to jQuery and HTML5 flipbooks that are engaging and easy to read. The software supports up to 17 languages, and it gives governments the ability to make the experience highly interactive for viewers. FlipHTML5 has tons of high quality templates that can be customized in every way. From backgrounds and navigation options, to buttons, logos, color schemes, and more, users will have plenty of choices to make attractive flipbooks that will more than meet their needs. Other amazing features include but are not limited to media rich editing options, the ability to make flipbooks shoppable, annotation and note taking capabilities, photo and video slideshows, and advanced event editing. Going digital by using FlipHTML5 will be a sweeping transformation for governments, but the move will be well worth it since citizens will appreciate the effort to have their services enhanced.

To obtain further information about the FlipHTML5 flip book maker or to register for free, visit http://fliphtml5.com/.

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Lailie Tan
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Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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FlipHTML5 Flipping Book Tools Making Children Passionate about Reading

Hong Kong, China, March 26, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — FlipHTML5 Software Co. Ltd, the leading digital publishing software developer in the industry offers a range of e-publishing software. Among these softwares, FlipHTML5’s flipping book toolshave gained high popularity due to the convenience it brings to the readers.

FlipHTML5, which is currently the trendsetter of future digital flipping book software, serves a valuable purpose for the future generation. As the saying, “Reading makes a man complete”. It is very important to encourage children to read. A future generation who is nurtured through reading will create whole human beings and appropriate leaders. A love for reading can be fostered within children in order to draw them towards reading, in many ways. Exhortations, sharing of experiences and providing them with easy access to books can be some very effective methods. FlipHTML5 software acts as an easy access to books. Parents and teachers can use FlipHTML5 to boost the interest of children of all ages in reading. Young children of the modern day will be easily inspired by a flipping book as it can be read on digital devices.

FlipHTML5, which was initiated with basic features, is currently equipped with the latest technology. The software is recurrently upgraded through research in order to include up-to-date features. The recent upgrades of FlipHTML5 have enhanced the value of the software by enabling the creation of illustrated audio storybooks without any difficulty. When creating a storybook through FlipHTML5 flip book maker, audio clips can be added to the storybook from online or offline. The quality of the audio file can be tested using the software prior to inserting. Background sounds can be added not only to the storybook, but also to the pop-up messages, the slideshows and the PayPal Box. Animation Editor on the software allows the previewing and testing of audio files that are already added.

FlipHTML5 products are known for their flexibility and user friendliness, and therefore, play a key role in the lives of readers. Being one of the key products of FlipHTML5, flipping book has the capability to create a driving force within children for reading. The interactive and lively features of the enhanced software will mesmerize children and build in them an undying love for reading.

To gather further details on FlipHTML5’s flipping book tools, visit http://fliphtml5.com/.

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Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Online Office Private Cloud Sharing System: CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 Released

FeyaSoft Inc., the leading provider of online office private cloud solution, today announced that CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 is released for public to download and install.

CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 includes online spreadsheet, online editor, online calendar, sharing and collaboration. It delivers enterprise solution for organizations looking to retain control of their data while gaining the collaboration, mobility and security of their own cloud.

“We are very pleased to release our CubeDrive Lite 1.0.0 to our customers”, said Fenqiang Zhuang, Founder and CEO of FeyaSoft Inc, “With CubeDrive sharing system, our customers gain better communication inside their organization, save time and money, improve their productivity, and secure their data.”

About FeyaSoft Inc. 
FeyaSoft Inc., headquartered in Ottawa Canada, is a software development company that specializes in building enterprise private cloud solution for Vendors. FeyaSoft has developed award winning enterprise software includes CubeDrive online office. CubeDrive delivers enterprise solutions for organizations looking to retain control of their data while gaining the collaboration, mobility and security of their own cloud. To learn more about CubeDrive, please visit: www.cubedrive.com

For more information visit, http://www.cubedrive.com
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Celerant Technology Receives Seventh Consecutive Inc. 5000 Award

For the seventh straight year, Celerant Technology has earned a spot on the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately-held companies, compiled each year by Inc. Magazine. The honor places Celerant, a leading developer of retail management software, in exclusive company with honorees across a myriad of industries.

“As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Celerant Technology now shares a pedigree with Intuit…Microsoft…Oracle, and other notable alumni,” wrote Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine. “For 33 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America to a very exclusive club.”

Since its founding in 1999, Celerant has carved out a reputation as a pioneer in retail technology with its fully integrated software suite, Command Retail. This robust platform was one of the first to manages all major aspects of the retail business in real-time, such as point-of-sale, inventory allocation, accounting, customer relationship management, E-Commerce, M-Commerce, fulfillment and more. Now approaching its 15th year in business, Celerant is preparing to deploy its latest platform, Stratus Retail, an entirely web-based enterprise system which will allow retailers to manage not only their POS with any mobile device, but also the entire retail operation including fulfillment, ERP and more.

“It’s an honor to once again receive recognition as a member of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies,” said Ian Goldman, CEO of Celerant. “To make the Inc. 5000 list for a seventh straight year demonstrates the validity of our company overall and our team’s commitment to developing products and services that further the goals and growth of our retail clients.”

To view a complete listing of Inc. 5000 nominees, including company profiles, please visit Inc.com. For more information about the Command Retail software suite, please visitwww.celerant.com.

About Celerant Technology
Celerant Technology is a retail technology provider offering unparalleled and seamless multi-channel integration to retailers across all industries. Since 1999, Celerant has consistently accelerated business growth and efficiency through unique innovations such as: POS, inventory management, advanced analytics, integrated ecommerce, mobile applications and back office – to name a few. With an open and collaborative environment, the company focuses on each retailer’s specific integration needs to form genuine, enduring partnerships. As a mid-market retail system leader, Celerant provides solutions and expert advice to continually accelerate retail growth. A multifaceted award winning company, Celerant prides itself in the quality of its products, the capacity of its service, and remains the true multi-channel software provider. For more information regarding Celerant Technology and products like Command Retail and Retail Star, go to www.celerant.com.

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Hermetic Systems releases a program for secure end-to-end email encryption

Despite substantiated reports that at least one major US telephone service provider gave the National Security Agency full access to its customers’ phone calls, and shunted its customers’ internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, most Americans still transmit their email in plaintext, allowing it to be scanned by data-sniffers. (The NSA was ordered by a court to stop, but who knows if they complied?) This may be because most Americans don’t give much thought to the possibility that their email could be the subject of eavesdropping, or it could be because for some reason it doesn’t worry them, or it could be because encrypting email has in the past been a somewhat tricky practice to get right (so was deemed not worth the effort).

There are several reasons why email encryption can be difficult, or insecure: Some systems are quite secure but require an elaborate procedure before email can be sent to (and read by) another person. Messages scanned in transit can in the case of some systems reveal that encrypted information is present, thus alerting an eavesdropper to something to look for. Some systems encrypt a message only after it is uploaded to a server, with the message (in plaintext) being vulnerable to interception between the user’s PC and the server.

Hermetic Systems has release software for email encryption which involves none of these difficulties. But why would you want to use it? For correspondence with your family you probably don’t need to. But, for example, suppose you are collaborating with others in a project which requires an exchange of confidential information, which competitors might like to get their hands on. You might be wanting to transmit Excel files containing sensitive financial data, or images with blueprints for a new design.

The new software, entitled ‘Email Encryption End-to-End’, uses an encryption method in which the key used for encryption is the same as the key used for decryption, so your correspondent(s) must know the key you used to encrypt a message. This can be transmitted more-or-less securely, especially if you can meet your correspondent(s) in person. Assuming this can be accomplished, the actual sending and receiving of encrypted messages is quite simple. You run the program (on your PC), compose a message of up to 60 KB in size (or upload it to the program from a file) and specify an encryption key, then hit the ‘Encrypt’ button. This creates a ciphertext file (which you can name as anything you want), and to send it to a correspondent you simply attach it to an ordinary email message. The ciphertext can masquerade as an image file or as a file using some obscure file format, so there’s no indication that encryption is being used.

You correspondent receives the ordinary email, saves the attached (ciphertext) file, runs the software, tells it where to find the file, specifies the encryption (now decryption) key, and hits the ‘Decrypt’ button, whereupon the message appears.

Moreover, ‘Email Encryption End-to-End’ allows you to send, in addition to a text message, a file of any type and up to 1 MB in size. The text message and the file are then combined and encrypted together to produce the ciphertext file. This allows you to send an MS Word file, an Excel file, an image file, etc., in addition to the text message.

The program has an introductory price of US$29.75. A multi-user license is also available (at a discount) for up to 10 users. Such a license is useful for a group of colleagues working together on a single project. A multi-user license requires only a single email address, that of the purchaser of the license, and the email addresses of the purchaser’s email correspondent(s) are not needed.

A trial version can be freely downloaded from the user manual page athttp://www.hermetic.ch/eee/eee.htm. This is a 14-day trial with which only one key (‘abcd efgh ijkl mnop’) can be used for encryption, so it allows testing but (since the key is public knowledge) cannot be used for secure email encryption.

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CAM Commerce Solutions Releases New Version of RetailStar

CAM Commerce Solutions, announced that it has released the newest version of their RetailStar Software product. Customers using this new version have stated, “We love the new purchasing and receiving module, enjoy that the software is more user-friendly, and the system operates fast and more efficient.” Bob from Kreston’s said, “We upgraded in October right before the holidays. Everyone in Support, Programming and our sales representative, Dina; gave us exceptional service making the transition from CAM to STAR as smooth as possible.”

“At CAM Commerce Solutions, we are dedicated to continually improving the resources for which retailers can purchase and use trusted POS solutions that will help them do business better,” said Sherrie Holliday of CAM Commerce Solutions. “By placing our focus on our customers’ needs, it builds a trusted partnership.”

In addition, the iStar and iCelerant eCommerce platforms have been refreshed to meet the growing needs of retailers who want to expand their customer base and increase revenue. “We strive to provide the best of both worlds. A fully integrated, socially connected, promotions driven Enterprise level eCommerce site, which reduces the labor and system maintenance cost and allows you to compete in your market with the most up to date e-commerce features.” -Zeke Hamdani, Celerant Technology

Since the purchase of CAM Commerce Solutions by Celerant Technology Corp., our software programs have been revitalized. Celerant Technology’s acquisition of CAM brings to the table 10 years of reputable experience. Regardless of the size of your business, we have a solution for you!
To learn more about CAM Commerce Solutions Software program, log-on to www.camcommerce.com.

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Growth Drives AgreeYa to Move Its Global Headquarters

AgreeYa Solutions today moved its Global Headquarters to their new office building in Folsom, CA. In response to the strong growth that AgreeYa has witnessed in past few years, the Folsom, CA based technology solutions, and staffing services company has outgrown its current premises.

The new location is based on the 605 Coolidge Drive, Folsom, CA. AgreeYa will continue to provide technology solutions and staffing services for existing and new customers. The new building houses advanced technology, multiple forms of audio and video communications, provides infrastructure and services that promotes teamwork and synergy across all and offers excellent transportation links. The new office with over 23,000 sq feet is more than double in size from previous office based on the Woodmere Road, Folsom, CA.

Commenting on the move, Ajay Kaul, Managing Partner of AgreeYa said, “This is an exciting time for AgreeYa. Our existing HQ facility had little room for expansion. We are delighted to have acquired the new facility as this move will support our plans for scaling up our operations and for upcoming growth into 2013 and beyond.”

Ajay added “Our business has shown strong growth in the past few years underpinned by our passion to achieve success together with our customers. With recent success of our Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Social Collaboration solution – SocialXtend, our move to larger premise reflects a confidence in our ability to continue to grow and provide high quality software, solutions, and staffing services to our customers.”

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ICAgile Announces Partnership with ASPE to Offer the First Complete Agile Certificate Program

International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile), the industry-leading Agile training accreditation consortium, announced today that ASPE, Inc. has posted its schedule of classes that offer students the opportunity to become a Certified ICAgile Professional. ASPE is on track to offer well over 100 Certified ICAgile Professional, (CIP) classes in 2013. This is only the beginning of ASPE’s ICAgile course offerings, as the company is working toward offering classes in every track of the ICAgile Learning Roadmap.

“Working with ASPE to offer ICAgile classes has been tremendously validating,” said Jennifer Stone, Managing Director of ICAgile. “ASPE is a highly respected training provider in the software development community. When a company of ASPE’s stature values our accreditation process, we know our model is satisfying a real need for the Agile community.”

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the amount of forethought they have put into this program as well as the rigor they apply when certifying courses,” says ASPE blogger, Natalie Morgan. “It has been a challenging process but one that bore a tremendous amount of value, as it provided me a great deal of time to evaluate our courseware and how it served those individuals that were looking for an Agile education.”

“This is a wonderful step forward for the agile field, that a company with the breadth and experience in teaching as ASPE has, recognizes the value in having its Agile courses examined and accredited by ICAgile,” says Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto and special advisor to ICAgile.

The International Consortium for Agile is the only course accreditation body with a methodology-neutral set of learning objectives created and carefully vetted by agile experts. ASPE’s core mission is the development of hands-on, real-world courses designed to fill pressing skills gaps to make employees more effective and empowering companies to gain critical competitive advantage.

ICAgile is developing the definitive learning roadmap for agile development in collaboration with the best experts drawn from around the world. The consortium builds learning roadmaps, accredits courses and trainers, makes those lists available to students, and offers certification and recognition to students as they progress. The founders of this effort are Dr. Alistair Cockburn, Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Dr. Ash Rofail, and Dennis Steves.

 

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